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19:34 Nov 21, 2008
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:whip with scorpions
It's a quote attributed to John Webster.
"Oh that I were a man, or that I had power to execute my apprehended wishes - I would whip some with scorpions".
Does it has a special meaning? Can anyone offer an explanation, another example of use or synonym.